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Posted by MiserMike on March 06, 2003 at 14:35:20:

In Reply to: Re: Feeding Ally snapper hatchlings posted by Covenant on February 22, 2003 at 18:44:12:

I've found a huge difference in temperament between commons and allys. I had a 3 or 4 inch common in a Rubbermaid in a back bathroom, and he'd sit up and beg so dramatically that some visitors couldn't resist feeding him from the trout chow container by his tank, while others were afraid he'd climb out and bite their booty. By contrast, my son's 26-inch ally only eats after dark and in private, even if unfed for a long time. I'm just getting my 7-inch ally to eat with a light on and me in the room, but I still have to be well away from his tank and hold completely still. He won't chase live fish either, while my newest little common is downright funny in his frantic chase after live fish who have gotten wary in the ally tank. Eventually he calms down and gets the smart ones by ambush or slow stalking, but his preferred method is the mad rush. Good luck, be patient, and give them the space -- physical and psychological -- they need. It can be frustrating, like a kid who gets a ball python and wants to handle his new pet a lot, then wonders why it won't feed.
Miser Mike

:Hey there. Well my little ally's won't keep their mouths open if some one is around and they can see them. They will not eat in front of some one. But I'll sit at my computer across the room and watch them or stand on the other side of the tank to where they can't see me because of their little hiding rock is in the way. But they eat probably about 3 to 5 dozen guppies a week between 6 hatchling ally's. And the guppies are live swimming around the in tank. Just give them time and space. Like some other people have said they are kinda shy. They like to hide. Just my two cents.




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